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Spring Term Issue 10

“Inspire, Enjoy, Achieve” Tel No. 01695 724730 Dates for Your Diary Friday 28th March Non-uniform Day ‘Wear Something Blue’ £1 donation for Water Aid. Children’s disco for Reception upwards, at Christ the Servant Church, 6.45 – 8.45pm entrance fee £1.50, refreshments on sale. Saturday 29th March 10.00 – 2.00 Foundation Stage Open Day for children 3-5 years and their parents. Sunday 30th March Mothering Sunday. Monday 31st March Easter Egg Raffle Dinner - £2.10 2.30 – 6.00pm Parents evening. Tuesday 1st April 9.15am End of Term Eucharist. Friday 4th April 9.15am Squirrels class assembly – Infant Hall 1.30pm School closes for Easter Holidays. Sunday 6th April 12.00 Easter Prize Bingo at Christ the Servant Church th


Monday 7 to Thursday 17 April Children’s sports club at Egde Hill for more information tel: 01695 584 745 SHAREs Holiday Club at Brookfield Park Time: 9am—4pm Price: £9 per day or £40 full week Age: 5 –11yrs For more information tel: 07921 525 098

Tuesday 22nd April 8.55am School re-opens for all.

Y6 Boosters The current Y6 boosters will finish the week school breaks up for Easter (W/E 4th April 2014).

Headteacher – Mrs A Gray

Breakfast Club Thank you to all parents, carers and governors who have made a donation to support the running and continued success of breakfast club. Your support is invaluable and much appreciated. Any donations can be taken to the school office or handed in at Breakfast Club Reception. Swimming Gala Last night Mr McDonald and Miss McCormick accompanied eight incredibly brave Junior children to the Skelmersdale schools' swimming gala. They were: Adam (Y6), Eleanor (Y6) and Tanya (Y6), and Peter (Y5), Adam (Y5), Koby-Jack (Y5), Millie (Y5) and Caitlin (Y5). The gala was held in Wigan and didn't finish until 8:30pm so it was an incredibly long night for the children. Despite this, they did amazingly well and represented Bishop Martin with real pride! Special mention to Caitlin who won the silver medal (overall 2nd place) for the 25 metre Breaststroke. A big thank you for the parents/family who were able to attend the event. Well done team, we are all incredibly proud of you!

Dropping off and collecting children from school When dropping off and collecting children please park in the car park opposite Beechwood court or in the church car park. For safety reasons please do not bring cars on to the school grounds or leave them in front of the entrance. Thank you for your cooperation.

ATTENDANCE Attendance figures for week ending 14th March 2014. Congratulations to the Dolphins on achieving 98.8% 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th

Y4/5 – Dolphins Y6 – Lions R – Caterpillars Y3 - Penguins Y4/5 - Owls Y2 - Squirrels Y1/2 – Otters

98.8% 98.4% 97.7% 96.9% 96.7% 96.4% 94.7%

School Clubs W/C 24/03/2014 Monday


Owls Cake & Craft Club 12.30 – 1.10 ON

Homework Club 12.20 – 1.00 ON

KS1 Multi Sports Club 3.10 – 4.10 ON – LAST ONE

Chess Club 12.00 – 1.00 ON Recorder Club 3.10 – 4.00 ON

Tuesday KS2 Multi Sports Club 12.35 – 1.05 ON Explorers Club 12.35 – 1.05 ON KS2 Multi Sports Club 3.10 – 4.10 ON

Wednesday KS1 Dance Club 3.10 – 4.10 On


KS2 Football club 12.00 – 1.00 ON Netball Club 12.30 – 1.00 ON – LAST ONE THIS TERM KS2 Allstars Club 3.10 – 4.10 ON - LAST ONE THIS TERM

97.1% for whole school attendance


Y6 Easter Competition

The minimum acceptable attendance is 95%.

Year 6 are holding a ‘Guess the Chick’s Name’ and a ‘Guess Bunny’s Birthday’ competition. This is held in the halls and is 20p per guess. Whoever guesses the chick’s name will win the cuddly chick and an Easter egg. Whoever guesses Bunny’s birthday will win a large cuddly bunny and an Easter egg. Winners will be revealed on the last day of spring term.

Please ensure your children are in school every day and on time. School starts at 8.55am.

Support Water Aid during Lent - 5th March to 20th April. Change Coffee/Tea for water and donate the savings.

BISHOP MARTIN C. of E. PRIMARY SCHOOL COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD Have you got a special occasion or anniversary that you would like to share, or lost a pet or want to sell something? Perhaps you would like to advertise a local service or business! Well here is how …………Just email us with your announcement and we will place as many as we can for a small contribution towards school playground equipment. Call 01695 724730 or email

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